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According to LA Times columnists Alaine Griffin Owen’s Lab tech’s DNA matched evidence in Annie Le slaying, source says Raymond Clark III, whose DNA matched evidence at the Yale crime scene, tried to cover his tracks, a source says. – As FBI agents and Yale University police combed the basement of a laboratory building for missing bride-to-be Annie Le, the man accused of killing her moved among them in an apparent effort to cover his tracks, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said. That behavior aroused suspicions about Raymond Clark III, but the final piece that led to his arrest Thursday was the discovery that evidence in the ceiling and in the crawl space where Le’s body was found contained the DNA from both Le and Clark, according to the law enforcement official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. Clark, 24, was arrested at a Super 8 Motel in Cromwell, Conn., and charged with murder. One investigator, among a group who were in the lab interviewing employees and students shortly after Le disappeared, reported witnessing Clark trying to hide lab cleaning equipment that they later discovered contained blood spatters. Clark was observed cleaning up areas Le was in before she was reported missing, the law enforcement official said. Sources familiar with the investigation said that a combination of factors led to Clark’s arrest:
1. an analysis of computer records of security cards that showed Clark was the last person to see Le alive, his failed polygraph and scratches on his body, his attempts to clean up the crime scene and ultimately the DNA match in two places.
2.Police believe that Le fought for her life. Investigators found a single bead from a necklace she was wearing in the lab area where she was last seen. They also found tiny blood droplets in that area.
3.Clark also had scratches and bruises on his arms and back. When he was interviewed by FBI agents, Clark said the scratches were cuts from a cat and from playing softball. The sources said authorities were investigating further into the scratches. Computer records of his swipe card show he left the building several times and also moved between several rooms, including some that he had no reason to be in, a source said.
Readers, clearly Ray Clark is guilty. Yes he will get his day in court but this guy dug his own grave and basically threw himself in. I’m going to say this is a closed case. Hopefully now Annie Le’s parents can put her body to rest peacefully. May God be with you Annie Le. We’re all praying for you.
Until next time, SPEAK YO MIND!!!!!!
According to abcnews.go.com, the Yale Murderer of Annie Le has been caught and arrested. Earlier today he was brought in to court where he was held on 3 million dollars bail. The rapid chain of events brought to a climax the investigation into Le’s disappearance in a Yale lab where both she and Clark worked more than a week ago. Her strangled body was discovered crammed into a wall on Sunday, the day she was supposed to get married. According to investigators and FBI there is enough dna evidence to link Clark to the murder.
“Mr. Clark has been a lab technician at Yale since December 2004. His supervisor reports that nothing in the history of his employment at the university gave an indication that his involvement in such a crime might be possible.” -Yale University President Richard C. Levin.
He added, “This incident could have happened in any city, in any university, or in any workplace. It says more about the dark side of the human soul than it does about the extent of security measures.”
Being a Roman Catholic and a Conservative I am torn. In the eyes of the church, capital punishment is considered murder in the eyes of God. As a Conservative, it is seen as a punishment similar to the Code of Hammurabi: “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” In this case it was a life for a life. In MANCHESTER, N.H. a judge issued New Hampshire’s first death sentence in nearly 50 years to a man who gunned down a police officer in 2006 and refused to look his victim’s relatives in the eye as they addressed him in court Monday. According to the article written on foxnews.com on December 22nd, Addison, a former Boston gang member with a long criminal record, would not look at Maryann Briggs, the mother of the officer, even when Judge Kathleen McGuire told him to.
“Your name will never be uttered from my lips again,” Maryann Briggs, told Addison, 28.
“You and only you are to blame for the sentence you received. I will not look back and feel anything for you except justice was done,” she said.
Now we have to ask ourselves does the punishment fit the crime? Should this man, who clearly has lived a life of violence, deserve to die? Is it our choice to decide between life and death, or do we leave up to God?